AAPA Seaports Advisory
April 11, 2017
Last week’s AAPA Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., (April 4-6) featured a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, the presentation of AAPA’s 2017 Port Person of the Year award to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and the presentation of one of AAPA’s two 2017 Cruise Awards to Adam Goldstein, President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Three new electric ship-to-shore gantry cranes arrived at the Port of San Juan on March 29. They will be used to load and unload Crowley Maritime’s new LNG-powered Commencement class of combination container-ro/ro ships.
Port of Oakland headquarters just received its 11th consecutive Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this month that Ambassador Vilma Martinez, President of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, will be awarded the Stanley T. Olafson award at the 91st annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on Thursday, May 4.
Port of Oakland reports import cargo laden container traffic rebounded in March, jumping 19.1 percent from the year earlier total.  That contrasts with the 9.2 percent decline posted in February and reflects a return to normal trade patterns following February Lunar New Year celebrations in Asia. Cargo throughput at the Port of Vancouver USA exceeded 7.0 million metric times for the first time ever in 2016. It was also the port’s third consecutive year of tonnage increases.
Texas LNG recently contracted with two engineering firms for the design and construction of its proposed 4-million-tons-per-year LNG export facility at the Port of Brownsville. Port Corpus Christi has determined that a planned container facility at the La Quinta Trade Gateway is no longer a viable option due to its proximity to a residential community.
The Port of Bellingham has awarded a $12.5 million environmental cleanup contract, which will result in major improvements to 7.66 acres of its Fairhaven marine industrial property. The multi-year project will clean-up historic contamination, improve marine habitat and modernize aging infrastructure, allowing long-time tenant Fairhaven Shipyard to expand operations and hire new employees.
Green Marine
Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) has developed draft guidelines in collaboration with the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) for reuse of dredged materials, as an alternative to disposal, for such purposes as: fill for brownfields redevelopment, construction and roads, landfill cover, and restoration or creation of aquatic habitats such as marshes.

Employment Opportunities:
Port of New Orleans Safety and Training Manager; New Orleans, Louisiana; Port of New Orleans

Safety Officer; Miami, Florida; Miami-Dade Seaport Department (PortMiami)

Executive Director; Columbia City, Oregon; Port of St. Helens

Dredge Captain; Oregon; Port of Portland
Port Business Opportunities:
Invitation for Bids: North Bulkhead Repairs Phase III
Posted Date:April 6, 2017
Deadline: 04/27/2017 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Request for Qualification: Formation of a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with the Diamond State Port Corporation
Posted Date:March 13, 2017
Deadline: 05/31/2017 
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.